Eliquis 5 mg
Eliquis 2.5 mg
Eliquis blocks the activity of certain clotting substances in the blood. Eliquis is used to lower the risk of stroke caused by a blood clot in people with a heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation. Eliquis is also used after hip or knee replacement surgery to prevent a type of blood clot called deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which can lead to blood clots in the lungs (pulmonary embolism).
Eliquis can cause a very serious blood clot around your spinal cord if you undergo a spinal tap or receive spinal anesthesia (epidural), especially if you have a genetic spinal defect, if you have a spinal catheter in place, if you have a history of spinal surgery or repeated spinal taps, or if you are also using other drugs that can affect blood clotting. This type of blood clot can lead to long-term or permanent paralysis.
Get emergency medical help if you have symptoms of a spinal cord blood clot such as back pain, numbness or muscle weakness in your lower body, or loss of bladder or bowel control.
Eliquis is usually taken twice per day. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
You may take Eliquis with or without food. To make swallowing easier, you may crush an Eliquis tablet and mix the medicine with water or apple juice, or with a spoonful of applesauce. Swallow the mixture right away without chewing. Do not save it for later use. The mixture will no longer be good after 4 hours.
Side effects include: nausea, easy bruising, or minor bleeding (such as nosebleed, bleeding from cuts) may occur.
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